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Wrap-up

Wrapup: Kentucky Speedway

by Anthony Ballantoni
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

The Kentucky Speedway (KS) was the site for all three top NASCAR racing series events. On Thursday night, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series held its Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at the 1.5-mile tri-oval in Sparta, Kentucky. The XFINITY Series followed up with the Alsco 300 on Friday night. Finally, on Saturday night, the Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 was featured. The results and upcoming scheduled events for the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR Home Tracks are also shown below.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS)
Time Trials:
Qualifying was cancelled due to rain. Since the track was freshly repaved, NASCAR decided to skip qualifying after track drying and give the Sprint Cup teams more practice. The field was set based on owner points. That put Kevin Harvick P1 and Brad Keselowski along-side on the front row. Harvick led a race-high 128 laps and finished the 267-lap race in ninth place.
Did Not Qualify: NONE, only 40 entries for the 40 car field.

Winner: Brad Keselowski (#2 Miller Lite Ford) won the Quaker State 400, his 21st victory in 251 NSCS races. This is his fourth victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2016. It is his third victory and fifth top-10 finish in six races at KS. Carl Edwards (second) posted his third top-10 finish in six races at KS. It is his 12th top-10 finish in 2016. Ryan Newman (third) posted his third top-10 finish in six races at KS.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch #18 (6th, 12th, 6th)
Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Kevin Harvick #4 (1st, 9th, LEADER)
Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Tony Stewart #14, 9 positions (22nd, 5th, 30th)
Mahle Engine Builder: Roush-Yates Engines, Brad Keselowski's #2 (2nd, WINNER, 2nd)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Carl Edwards #19 (5th, 2nd, 4th)
Moog Problem Solver: Kurt Busch #41, crew chief Tony Gibson, 0.120 seconds (3rd, 4th, 3rd)
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Kyle Larson #42 (20th, 19th, 19th)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Jeffrey Earnhardt #32 (38th, 28th, 41st)

Standings: Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 4 points over Brad Keselowski.

Top 16 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Brad Keselowski
3. Kurt Busch
4. Carl Edwards +1
5. Joey Logano -1
6. Kyle Busch
7. Martin Truex Jr.
8. Chase Elliott
9. Jimmie Johnson
10. Matt Kenseth +1
11. Denny Hamlin -1
12. Ryan Newman +2
13. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
14. Austin Dillon -2
15. Jamie McMurray +1
16. Trevor Bayne +1

Next: Sunday, July 17, New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile oval in Loudon, NH)
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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Time Trials:
Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Alsco 300 with a lap of 187.318 mph in the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota. This is his 52nd pole in 320 NXS races. It is his fourth pole and ninth top-10 NXS start in 2016 and his first pole in nine NXS races at KS. Daniel Suarez (second) posted his 16th top-10 start of 2016 and his third in three races at Kentucky. Erik Jones (third) posted his third top-10 start at KS. It is his 16th in 16 races this season and he was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Did Not Qualify: NONE, only 40 entries for the 40 car field.

Winner: Kyle Busch won the Alsco 300, his 81st victory in 320 NXS races. This is his fifth victory and ninth top-10 NXS finish in 2016. It is his second victory and seventh top-10 finish in nine NXS races at KS. Austin Dillon (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in five races at KS and his 10th top-10 NXS finish in 2016. Daniel Suarez (third) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at KS.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Coors Light Pole Award: Kyle Busch #18, 187.318 mph (POLE, WINNER, NE)
Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Kyle Busch
Mahle Engine Builder: Joe Gibbs Racing Engines - Mark Cronquist. Busch's #18
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Busch
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Erik Jones #20 (3rd, 4th, 4th)
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

Standings: Daniel Suarez leads the point standings by nine points over Elliott Sadler.

Top 12 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. Daniel Suarez
2. Elliott Sadler
3. Ty Dillon
4. Erik Jones +2
5. Brendan Gaughan
6. Justin Allgaier -2
7. Brandon Jones
8. Brennan Poole
9. Darrell Wallace Jr.
10. Ryan Reed
11. Ryan Sieg
12. Blake Koch

Next: Saturday, July 16, AutoLotto 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile oval in Loudon, NH)
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)
Time Trials:
XFINITY Series driver Daniel Suarez (#19 Toyota Camry) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 with a lap of 182.983 mph driving the #51 ARRIS Toyota Tundra. This is his first pole in 21 NCWTS races. It is his first pole and fifth top-10 NCWTS start in 2016 and his first pole in two truck races at KS. Brett Moffitt (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2016 and his first in two races at Kentucky. William Byron (third) posted his first top-10 start at Kentucky. It is his eighth in ten races this season. Suarez led 59 laps and finished the 150-lap race in 11th place.
Did Not Qualify: NONE, only 32 entries for the 32 truck field.

Winner: William Byron (#9 Liberty University Toyota Tundra) won the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225, his fourth victory in 12 NCWTS races. This is his sixth top-10 finish in 2016. His victory was the 51st for Kyle Busch Motorsports. KBM passed Roush Fenway Racing for the NCWTS record. John Hunter Nemechek (second) posted his first top-10 finish in three races at Kentucky and his fifth top-10 finish in 2016. Daniel Hemric (third) posted his first top-10 finish in three races at Kentucky.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Keystone Light Pole Award: Daniel Suarez #51, 182.983 mph (POLE, 11th, NE)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: William Byron #9 (3rd, WINNER, LEADER)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: William Byron
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Joe Gibbs Engines, Byron's #9
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

Standings: William Byron leads the point standings by 13 points over Matt Crafton.

Top 8 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. William Byron
2. Matt Crafton
3. Daniel Hemric +1
4. Timothy Peters -1
5. Johnny Sauter
6. John Hunter Nemechek
7. Tyler Reddick +1
8. Christopher Bell +1

Next: Wednesday, July 20, Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway (0.5-mile clay oval in New Weston, OH)
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ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
July 9, ABC Supply 150 at Iowa Speedway (0.875-mile oval in Newton, IA)
Winner: Chase Briscoe  -Pole: Kyle Benjamin -Points Leader: Chase Briscoe
Next: July 22, Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway (0.686-mile oval in Brownsburg, Indiana)
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NASCAR Home Tracks
K&N Pro Series-East
July 2, NAPA 150 at Columbus Motor Speedway (0.333-mile oval in Ohio)
Winner:  Justin Haley  -Pole: Justin Haley -Points Leader: Justin Haley
Next: July 16, United Site Services 70 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile oval in Loudon, NH)

K&N Pro Series-West
July 9, Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Stateline Speedway (0.25-mile oval in Post Falls, ID)
Winner: Todd Gilliland  -Pole: Chris Eggleston  -Points Leader: Ryan Partridge
Next: July 29, K&N East/West combination Showdown at Iowa Speedway (0.875-mile oval in Newton, IA)

Pinty’s Series
July 3, ICAR 100 at Circuit ICAR (2.125-mile road course in Mirabel, Quebec)
Winner: Andrew Ranger   -Pole: Alex Labbe  -Points Leader: Andrew Ranger
Next: July 16, Honda Indy Toronto at Toronto Exhibition Place (1.755-mile temporary road course in Toronto, ON)

Whelen Modified Tour
June 25, Riverhead 200 at Riverhead Raceway (0.25-mile oval in New York)
Winner: Timmy Solomito  -Pole: Doug Coby -Points Leader: Doug Coby
Next: July 16, New England 100 at  New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile oval in Loudon, NH)

Whelen Southern Modified Tour
July 1, Caraway 150 at Caraway Speedway (0.455-mile oval in Sophia, NC)
Winner: Andy Seuss -Pole: JR Bertuccio -Points Leader: Burt Myers
Next: August 6, Strutmasters.com 199 at Bowman Gray Stadium (0.25-mile oval in Winston-Salem, NC)

Anthony Ballantoni

Anthony Ballantoni is a Senior Sports Writer at NBC Sports Edge.